September 24, 2022
KVCR earmarks $15 million for local broadcast journalism
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - KVCR Radio and TV, the NPR and PBS affiliates in San Bernardino, are moving ahead with long-range plans for greater community engagement and student training.

Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gomez Reyes presented a $15 million ceremonial check Friday to the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD), the licensee of the two stations. The funding was approved under the new state budget.

KVCR’s plan:

Establishing a student training lab inside KVCR to train the next generation of journalists, radio, TV, and digital media professionals.

Strengthening partnerships with tribal nations to broadcast FNX | First Nations Experience, the only TV network devoted to Native American and World Indigenous content.

Growing community-based TV and radio content relevant to Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Continuing airing PBS and NPR programming.

Expanding staff capacity to boost community engagement, business partnerships, and donor giving.

SBCCD Chancellor Diana Rodriguez said planned partnerships will bring more Inland stories to the public rather than the LA-based stories that dominate the media now.
Story Date: August 20, 2022
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